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    December 3, 2012
    5:00 - 5:29am PST  

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>> that will be, are you colin dentel-post. >> i am colin-dentel post with the san francisco county transportation authority. we do long-range transportation planning as well as various other transportation studies. i'm going to give you a quick presentation on what we are doing right now to gather input on our update to the san francisco transportation plan. we presented last month to the physical access committee, and get a more complete and detailed presentation on a number of considerations to be taken into account in the plan. they asked us to come and let you know what we are doing
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together input and ask for your participation because we are trying to gather as much input from folks all over the city as possible. i'm going to - go through a couple of slides here. just to give you some background. the san francisco transportation plan does a few things. it is a long-range, citywide planning effort, looking from now until 2040, just under 30 years, at all of the transportation funding. and try to prioritize between different needs that we have. and balance those needs and prioritize funding accordingly. we are also looking at different things that we can do is additionally and with policy
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to try to meet more of those needs. with the system we have now. and the investments that we can make moving forward. we will also develop two different plan scenarios. one is a fiscally constrained scenario, looking specifically at the funding that we will have over that plan period and what we can do without. also looking at a vision scenario. what if we had additional resources? what could we do with those resources? those are some of the major objectives of the plan. here is just a quick overview graphic but i will explain that looks at the big picture for our funding needs. what i'm showing you visit by chart of the anticipated revenues in 2040. adds up to 64 billion dollars,
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sound like a lot except that about 52 of that is needed to maintain the system we have today, operating the level of transit service on the street now; maintaining streets with the same level of funding we have now and also maintaining our transit facilities and vehicles. that is a buof the (correction) bulk of the funding. we have another 10 million dollars, committed one way or another, either fully funded or in regional commitments. like the -- transit project. the doyle drive project, ongoing construction.
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there are a number of different projects that add up to that 10 billion dollars that are underway are committed. this last slice, on the pie chart, orange, 3.14 billion dollars over the next 28 years, flexible in discretionary funding that could go to any number of needs and those include more maintenance for our system. what we have there believe it or not is not enough to bring it to a full state of repair. more transit service. enhancement programs to pedestrian safety. bicycle projects, transit enhancements, a number of different programs there. and also new projects that can be done, transit projects, bicycle projects, new street projects. what i am here to do today is
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to let you know about the different outreach mechanism where we have - primarily a budgeting tool - asking as many people as possible to give us feedback on what we should prioritize for the remaining slice of that pie. this slide shows a few different items, things that we have done. the main thing that we have that we think is pretty cool tool for people to use is an online - we call it the "san francisco budget tzar tool." you can be the budget tzar for a day. we go to a number of committees, street festivals, different events, to promote use of the tool and get people more information about the
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plan and gather feedback. we have a specific, citywide community advisory committee working with us throughout the process. and also we have done advertisements and other mechanisms. these are some of the backgrounds. the tool is - a little fuzzy on the powerpoint, www.sfbudgettzar.com. what you can do with the tool, gives you the 64 billion that we have, you can go through and select the different levels of maintenance, levels of program support, and also the different projects that you feel should be incorporated. we will give you feedback on where you are in using your budget, and we have the revenue option. if you support the revenue to
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get more of the things you want, using the vision scenario, we that option. the tools available for the end of november. i want to say and i apologize we have been working to make sure this tool is fully accessible. we actually had work to make sure that is usable with a screen reader initially but we heard recently that some people are having issues using the tool. we are looking into that and seeing what we can do to make sure that everyone is able to use the tool. in the interim i want to emphasize that folks can definitely give us a call. we will help you - you can still read everything in there so you can get the information but we are asking people to submit a budget. if you are having difficulty
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doing this optimality we have a hot time for the project which is 415-593-1670. and you can give us a call and we will spend the time to work with you to make sure that you can select what items you want to submit that budget. and in the longer term we are working to make sure we have the best way possible to make sure everyone's input can be taken into account. that is where we are. we look forward to getting input, building those scenarios coming up, coming up with a draft plan, and gather more feedback. with that i will definitely be willing to take questions if people want to ask if you questions. i appreciate being able to come
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here today and let you know about this. i appreciate a schedule change. thanks everyone. >> thank you. could you give us the hotline number again? and then we have councilmember -- followed by councilmember james. >> sure. the number again, 415-593-1670. i can also add an e-mail address - 593-1670. e-mail address: movesmartsf@sfcta.org movesmartsf@sfcta.org
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you can certainly contact - we have a team working on the project. will be manning the phone lines and e-mail address. >> cochair james? >> was there any incentive to take on this by the project. >> that is an excellent question. there is a civic incentive, we are trying to gather feedback and get input on how we should prioritize needs. personal incentive, we are raffling off three $50 clipper cards. i apologize for not mentioning that earlier. >> that is a wonderful idea.
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we need to promote that more. maybe more people would be more active in trying to solve the budget problems. >> we have been going out to street fairs and things; i neglected to mention that today. >> thank you. do we have any further comments or questions from the council? do we have any public comment? by anyone here in the chamber? we have your contact information, an e-mail address, hotline, and we look forward working together with you in the future prioritizing those needs. >> thank you. >> thank you for appearing today. we would like to move onto our next item. this is community perspectives on support of housing. let's ask our director, ms.
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dunson (sounds like)- >> i would like the permission to go back to the directors report. i jumped over to allow number six to take place so he could keep his time commitment. >> chair: okay by me. >> one quick announcements is a look at the screen being displayed, i want to remind that the bridge line comment feature is not working. if people would like to provide this council or our office a public comment, give us an email at mod@sf.org. or give us a call at 554-6789. moving on to the directors i am carla johnson, interim director.
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the last time we met there was an election. there is a lot to be thankful for in the outcomes of the election at the national state and local level. also on two local measurs. prop b, 195 million dollar general obligation bond measure earmarked to provide renovations and improvements to our city parks. one of the reasons why that is so important to us here in the council and also to the mdc, these renovations advance access in the facilities. this is the way that we get to renovate recreation centers and playgrounds and bathrooms and trails. it was important for our transition plan work to have this funding source. that was a successful outcome. one of the benefit of the bond measure is that these
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improvements that have been taken place, different recreation centers, it was more accessible disaster shelters. these rec centers are on the list of available shelter site. back in 2005 we first started the survey, a lot of them were not renovated and are not successful. as would go back one by one was added to the list. that has helped us a lot with the 2008 measure in going forward with this 2012 measure. prop c, affordable housing trust fund. as you know, when governor brown eliminated redevelopment agencies statewide we lost huge resource for affordable housing construction. this bond measure is a start
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in the effort to replace those funds. it is not a dollar for dollar replacement. but it is a really good start. the goal is to construct 30,000 affordable housing units. we will do the plan check and inspection of these communities of that we can meet the needs of the whole community as we go forward. the next part of my report is i would like to talk an event that we had yesterday. councilmember -- was in attendance. this was a workshop held in collaboration with the independent living resource center of san francisco. walk san francisco and the bicycle coalition. we wanted to start an ongoing dialogue about the way that
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our different advocacy groups interact, trying to find common ground. part of what was the stimulus for the workshop was the feedback we heard from different people about some of the changes to the san francisco environment specifically like the jfk cycle track of the golden gate park. different advocacy groups talking together. we were able to have a discussion about what is the intelligent design to bring these new features into our city. our workshop was - we had a keynote speaker, dr. lisa iasoni (sounds like), a woman with disability. a professor at harvard. a researcher in health studies. written a book called more than rems. in her book she make the
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argument that an accessible built environment is one where people can bike, hike, roll, and when you are out engage the community you get the benefit of not only of better health but better mental health and better connection. she was an inspiring speaker. we also had a series of panelists including jesse lorenz (sounds like), laisha home (sounds like), elizabeth stamp from walk sf, our own christina -- from the board of directors, over 40 people attended the afternoon session in over 30 that attended the evening session. the discussions were dynamic and productive. we will be summarizing the comments that people made and the stripping those the people who were not able to attend. we were very excited about that. i also want to give a recap on
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the giants' celebration. it was a resounding success. i think that we were successful because we learned so much from the 2010 event. there were a number of problems in 2010. because we brought these problems to the attention of planners, we were very much involved this time around. i want to give a shout of appreciation and thanks especially to martha cohen in the mayor's office who made sure that we were part of the effort, and the office of emergency management who invited us to the planning meeting. because we were on the inside we were able to distribute information bulletins via e-mail to people on our list about traffic and transportation changes.
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also telling people how to find the accessible seating areas at the giants' locaiton. we were also able to make sure that there were enough accessible toilet facilities. in 2010, there were none. in 2012, over 15%. in 2010 there were a lot of problems circulating in the civic center because the crowd filled the entire space. in 2012, they set up fire lanes that allow people to navigate to the accessible seating area and to get to the accessible restrooms. it was a huge improvement. one feature that i'm really proud of was at our office organized what we call " access ambassadors" that were at the civic center at six a.m..
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we wore bright vests, held brooms with international symbol of access. we escort people from the entrance into the accessible seating area and wherever you could see the sign language interpreters and captioners. because the access ambassadors have the full authority to help people we were able to solve problems as they came up. as an example, the wheelchair lift to the viewing platform broke down when someone was in the lift. joanna -- was one of the access ambassadors. she knew who to talk to and resolve the problem quickly. we were part of the city
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family's overall effort. that concludes my directors reports. julian parsons, this is my last directors report to you, it is an honor to be here with you for that. >> great. especially to hear that the giants celebration was so much more accessible than that of 2010. we discussed this in detail in committee. congratulations to those who made that happen for everybody. >> there's actually two things i forgot if i could add. we were proud to offer an mod wheelchair to willy mays here at city hall. for the event. and also, -- are councilmember
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roland -- was in the sitting area. i wanted to give an opportunity to see they had comments about that experience as well. >> yes. i did attend the celebration over at civic center plaza. also attended the 2010. by comparison, this year was remarkable. even the new access, getting the ambassadors, people to help, to get to the viewing platform was great. i also witnessed a person who actually needed emergency
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services. the did use that pathway that was created. it worked perfectly. i commend the city who put this together. it was remarkable. thank you. >> great. wonderful news. any other comments? colleagues? okay. i think we already, it's time to move on to our next agenda item. community perspective. on supportive housing and sros. we have three presentations. the first of which will be by deputy director fraguli, with the mayor's office on disability. >> it is my great pleasure to
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do the third and final installment of our housing series. as you may remember, in the past two months we have been attacking the problem of supporting housing. we heard from the human services agency. in most of those programs, the city provided supporting housing programs, primarily people with disabilities and seniors. one of the major housing areas were single room occupancy hotels or sros. sros for those of you who don't know, are primarily single room dwellings, most commonly without a kitchen and with a shared bathroom. in most cases they are renovated, older style hotels.
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there are over 500 sro buildings in the city. housing approximately 30,000 individuals. those are the extremely low income, primarily people with disabilities, seniors, and although most of the sros are private and not under the jurisdiction of the city there are a number of them that we use through city contracts to provide our services. apparently, there are a lot of groups in the city that have been looking at this issue, trying to organize be tenants and provide greater access to people with disabilities and seniors. there was a report that came out this year that shed light
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to the challenges faced by seniors and people with disabilities. therefore, this is the community response, communities perspective to the affordable housing issue. i'm happy to have with us today jessica leyman (sounds like) from the senior disability action, former senior action network and plan for elders. and josh -- from the mission sro collaborative. will hear about the report on sros, and finally we'll here about exciting news. i would like to invite both of you guys to come out and help us out. thank you so much for being here.
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>> good afternoon. my name is josh vining, community organizer with the mission sro collaborative. i want to give a big thank you to the mdc for inviting us here today and sharing the work that we have been working on for quite a while. it's exciting. some of what we learned in the report is not shocking or no new news. but we do have a report based on a survey of over 150 sro tenant citywide who are either seniors or people with disabilities. who want to share a little bit about the results of the survey and the recommendations that came out as well. as far as sros go, i want to do
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an overview about what they are. we learned little bit from joanna earlier. typically, an sro is an 8x10 size room with a sink. some are smaller; some larger. by and large they don't have any cooking facilities in the building. some do have them on one per floor, shared kitche. there are a few hotels that have individual bathrooms. the majority of them are shared on the floor down the hall. we have always i've been at the mission sro for over 5 years, always large percent are seniors. we began the conversation about two years ago and the conversation was about the changing needs of people.
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a lot of people here in san francisco -a lot of low-income tenants - get locked into their home. that can be a good thing, it can be a bad thing at the same time. a lot of people when they move in, to choose a home a place that meets their needs, as they live there for years, as people get older, the disabilities change, obviously they become more difficult for people to live in these buildings. the way that the market is here in san francisco with rents going up and up, and rent control design here for folks who have been in their homes for years, is not a whole lot of options other than to stay in the same place and try to make

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